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Supporting Veterans, Loudermilk Votes for Common Sense Reforms in the VA

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Washington, March 17, 2017 | comments
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement after supporting three key bills that help veterans across America:

“We can do better for our veterans; which is why I supported these three pieces of legislation to help put our veterans’ needs first. While honest, hardworking VA employees strive to bring the best care to our veterans, bad actors in the VA are gaming the system and bringing the agency down. The culture of the VA has to change in order for real, positive change to occur; and it starts with taking bureaucracy out of the equation. This includes more high-quality doctors, and guarding veterans’ Second Amendment protections when someone is handling their financial affairs. These common sense changes are some of the steps we are taking to bring a new approach to providing our veterans with the care they deserve.”

Background

H.R. 1259 – VA Accountability First Act of 2017

• Enhances quality of services at the VA, holding bad actors accountable while keeping whistle blower protections in place.

H.R. 1367 – To improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes

• Improves the VA’s ability to recruit and retain high-quality health care providers and other professionals.

H.R. 1181 – Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

• Ensures no veteran or beneficiary loses their Second Amendment protection due to being labeled ‘mentally defective’ simply because someone assists them with their financial affairs.






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Tags: Veterans